An Invitation to President Schill to Meet with Career Faculty

In his Open Mike message on April 12, President Schill attempted to express his appreciation for the non-tenure-track faculty at UO. His message followed on the heels of an unfortunate statement about NTTF in the Daily Emerald earlier in the week. Unfortunately, in both statements he revealed that he does not fully understand what NTTF do on our campus, how long they have worked here, how hard they work, and how essential they are to the research and instructional mission of the university. Naturally, many of our members are demoralized and frustrated by both of his statements. United Academics is likewise upset with his uninformed remarks.

We believe that Schill’s apology for his neglect of NTTF is genuine and that his misstatements were made because he is still not aware of the value NTTF bring to this campus. We will extend to him a personal invitation to meet with a group of NTTF to discuss the dedication of career faculty and how they are instrumental to both the learning and research mission of the University.  If you would like to be part of this discussion, please email us at [email protected] and we will keep you informed about Schill’s response to our invitation.